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What is your PCQI training strategy?

The US Congress passed FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) on December 20th, 2010 and President Obama signed it into law on January 4th, 2011. Implementing Preventive Controls for Food Safety Section 103 of the act is about implementing Preventive Controls for food safety. The “rule” —cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule (“PCHF” rule, 21 CFR Parts 1, 16, 106, 110, 114, 114. 117, 120, 123,129, 179 and 211) — requires registered facilities, unless exempt, to: Have a written food safety plan Perform a hazard analysis […]

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How to develop an effective internal audit program to meet SQF requirements

The SQF code requires that an internal audit program be developed and implemented. An internal audit procedure must therefore be created identifying the scope and frequency of the audits as well as assigned responsibilities. The procedure must reference an internal audit schedule which is approved by the senior site manager, who provides support and resources […]

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Food Safety Funding Available in British Columbia

The BC post-farm food safety program launched in December 2016 and will run till January 31st, 2018. Under this cost-sharing initiative funded by the Canadian federal and BC governments, BC food and beverage manufacturers are encouraged to adopt enhanced food safety practices and develop a food safety culture. The program enables eligible businesses to access up to $35,000 dollars towards the implementation of food safety and traceability systems.

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BC food processors to comply with new HACCP-based food safety regulations – PART 2.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last month, I posted an article on the updated British Columbia Food Premises Regulations. Food companies that sell products within the province will be required to submit a food safety and sanitation plan to their Environmental Health Officer (EHO) by March 26, 2016. On the other hand, companies shipping products outside the province or Canada…

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